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Felice Arenas
Felice Arenas is a Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based writer in the motion picture industry who also writes articles about music and art for various media outlets, including The Economist.

Entries by Felice Arenas

Kathleen Turner, 31 Years Since Body Heat

(6) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 11:20 AM

More than three decades before playing an uptight Catholic mother in The Perfect Family (out in select theaters today), Kathleen Turner was eating the 1980s film world alive and wiping the floor with men after her debut as a femme fatale in Body Heat -- but she says she's a...

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The Doors and Skrillex 'Break On Through,' Music Evolves in New Documentary

(2) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 1:08 PM

The last sound one would anticipate hearing at a Skrillex concert is a Vox Continental combo organ, the distinct retro instrument from the Doors' "Light My Fire." But that's what thousands of fans devour when the young electronic music producer spins "Breakn' a Sweat," a tune crafted with surviving members...

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The Iron Lady Director on Criticism: 'Gird Your Loins'

(2) Comments | Posted December 26, 2011 | 3:36 PM

It seems The Iron Lady director Phyllida Lloyd might have taken notes from fellow Brit Margaret Thatcher when it comes to facing her critics.

At a Los Angeles screening of Lady, which stars Meryl Streep and is based on the first and only female U.K. prime...

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Williams Has Same 'Hunger as Monroe,' Says My Week With Marilyn Director

(2) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 2:30 PM

With acclaimed turns in Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine and Wendy and Lucy, actress Michelle Williams has earned what Marilyn Monroe always wanted: respect for her talent. And as more praise unfurls when My Week with Marilyn opens nationwide today, the film's director, Simon Curtis, believes it's Williams's ambition to get...

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George Clooney: 'Hollywood Could Teach a Lot to Politicians'

(11) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 4:10 PM

Should Capitol Hill be looking to Hollywood for better scripts?

Actor George Clooney thinks that while Democrats have accomplished a great deal for the U.S., they "have done a terrible job so far" of getting this through to Americans.

At a recent Los Angeles screening of the political thriller The...

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Inside Job Director Talks Future Films, Says Wall Street 'Not Entirely Sane'

(15) Comments | Posted October 15, 2010 | 12:11 PM

If writer-producer-director Charles Ferguson can swathe sobering modern American history with dark humor as well as make job compensation evocative and collateralized debt obligations completely engrossing in Inside Job, his latest documentary, imagine what he could create with a fictional screenplay in his hands and talented actors at his disposal....

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Ono Offers Lennon's 'Truth' to New Generation

(6) Comments | Posted October 5, 2010 | 10:53 AM

This Saturday, Oct. 9, iconic musician and peace activist John Lennon would have celebrated his 70th birthday, an occasion that inspired his wife, Yoko Ono, 77, to collaborate with EMI Music to release today Gimme Some Truth, a set of themed discs.

The comprehensive compilation features eight remastered Lennon...

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